Teaching Writing With Laptops. By Christopher Dean. What are Wireless Laptop Labs. A wireless laptop lab uses wireless networking cards to allow students to use computers for learning in a flexible way
By Christopher Dean
Allowing folks to use computers that they control allows them to make use of what Joseph Walters, quoting Howard Gardner, calls multiple intelligences. Those original seven intelligences (they're up to eight now in teacher-education literature) are, as defined by Gardner, are:
These intelligences allow folks to learn in ways that make sense to them.
Ultimately it allows folks learn about writing as they need to—without having to maneuver around computers that are bolted to the floor.
A Happy Student
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Dean, Christopher, Will Hochman, Carra Hood, and Bob McEachern. "Proposal for Computerized Writing Instruction at SCSU." Will Hochman ~ SCSU Associate Professor & Technology Coordinator of English. < http://www.southernct.edu/~hochman/Laptoplabproposal> 9 February 2007.
Walters, Joseph. "Application of Multiple Intelligences Research in Alternative Assessment." Paper presented at the Second National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement.OBEMLA, 1992. Available < http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/ncbepubs/symposia/second/vol1/application.htm>. 9 February 2007